Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admits he was delighted with the response he received from his players in midweek as they took all three points at Albion Rovers.
The Red Lichties manager had been furious after his side threw away a two-goal lead the previous Saturday at Gayfield to lose 3-2 to Stranraer.
The team made amends with a late winner at Cliftonhill on Tuesday night to ensure that Arbroath travel to play Alloa this afternoon in third place in the League 1 table, two points ahead of the Wasps.
The game will be the last of seven matches for Campbell’s men in March, a month that started disastrously at the Indodrill when they went three goals behind in just 15 minutes to lose the game 5-3.
And the veteran boss has warned his players that if there is any repeat, then they can forget all about having Sunday off.
Campbell said: “To be honest, I was not concerned about how we played against Albion Rovers, I was just determined there would be a response to Saturday.
“The Stranraer game was nothing short of a nightmare.
“We were 2-0 up with just 20 minutes to go and we get beaten 3-2. It was dreadful and we should have been miles ahead by half-time.
“So I was looking for a response and I got one.
“I changed things around and thankfully it worked.
“I would have settled for a 1-1 draw which was reasonable and we would have still been in third place but we kept going right at the end and scored a great goal.
“It sent a clear message to everyone that they should never right us off.”
Campbell added: “We go to Alloa tomorrow and if there is a repeat performance from the last time we played them then the players will be in on Sunday, I can assure you.
“We gave them a three-goal start but at the end Jim Goodwin told me he had never wanted to hear a full-time whistle so much as we came back to make it 5-3.
“However, we have wee problems with Tam O’Brien with his hamstring and Bobby Linn with his knee while of course we are still without Steven Doris.
“Fortunately Scott Martin is back after missing the game in midweek when Hibs pulled him back to play in their Under-20s team.
“We are still not 100% confirmed in the play-offs so we will look to confirm that as soon as possible.
“But you would have to say that it has been some turnaround in the last two seasons at Arbroath.”